Customer Service Manager Spencer McClure (left) and Business Development Associate David Spitz (right) haven't been part of the IPEC family long, but their contributions have already been significant in helping our customer unlock increased efficiency through process automation. Whether it's leading the charge on sales campaigns, helping to fulfill customer orders and coordinate shipping logistics, or, as Spencer jokingly puts it, "just keeping the office from burning," Spencer and David play a key role in helping us satisfy our commitment to providing the best quality industrial pumps and compressors on the market.
Winter is coming! Game of Thrones reference aside, the change in seasons and the onset of colder weather is quickly accelerating deadlines for end of summer or fall concrete jobs and prompting concrete plants across large sections of the country to evaluate the best ways to extend productivity and efficiency of water heating processes into the winter months.
Let’s talk about pancakes. The perfect batch of pancakes is really only as good as the batter dispenser mechanism used to drop the right amount of batter into the pan. Too much batter and your pancakes could be too dense; too little batter and your pancakes will have too little structure or shape. In either situation, the proper amount of this foundational ingredient is perhaps the most important element to ensure you have a high quality end product.
The mixer: at its core, it’s a simple technology, but it supports mission-critical needs across a wide range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, and Water & Wastewater. Within the world of Oil & Gas, the most common mixer application is blending within a storage tank, either to create a product that meets the specifications required by refineries or to prevent buildup of bottom sludge and water (BS&W) during storage.
As the world sets targets for fewer carbon emissions and introduces new regulations for carbon emissions, the oil and gas industry must adapt. Sustainability is becoming a top priority for oil and gas producers, and there are a wide array of methods available to help reduce the industry’s environmental impact. On top of making strides to reduce their carbon footprint, oil and gas producers are counting on safer, more reliable equipment to achieve sustainability goals.
"Which is better: a single-stage pump or a multi-stage pump?” This is a question our oil & gas customers often ask. For upstream applications like brine injection into deep wells, where disposal water needs to be reliably and quickly filtered, the clear answer is single-stage. While horizontal multi-stage pumps have been the accepted technology for years, switching to a single-stage pump comes with significant benefits.
When batching additives or water into your concrete mix, it’s vital that each component is added to the mix accurately. When concrete and admixtures are not properly mixed — or if water is not added in the right proportion — workability is not guaranteed. Your meter and transmitter can help you batch accurately every time, but how do you calibrate it? Here, we’ll discuss how to calibrate your meter for accurate batching.
Spring is here. A welcome time for most, it brings warming temperatures, rain, and seeing green peek out from the snow for the first time in months. However, the change of seasons can be challenging for the concrete industry.
NFM is an innovative provider of extrusion systems and solutions. In order to meet a variety of production demands for the rubber and plastics industries, they found themselves in need of a pump that could accurately inject high viscosity polymer solutions at high flow rates into a twin screw extruder, a system that includes a set of two parallel screws that continuously rotate inside of a barrel.
When engineers need to choose a pump, two broad categories come to mind: mechanically-sealed pumps and sealless magnetic drive pumps. And across industries, pumps with mechanical seals are seen far more commonly because not much is known about the sealless pump. But what’s the difference between these two varieties and what are the benefits to going sealless? This article will explain each and the advantages of going from sealed to sealless.